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A Summer Intensive for Theatre Lovers Ages 10-17
Returning To DPAC Summer of 2025
Next Stop Broadway® is a week-long program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. A staff of Broadway professionals teaches participants ensemble songs and choreography from hit shows from the “Golden Age of Broadway” and participants work together throughout the week to create unique skits. The program culminates with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends on DPAC’s stage!
This program encourages teamwork and is designed to teach the importance of building a strong Ensemble. All participants are part of the Ensemble; no auditions are required and there are no “lead” roles. Previous theater experience is celebrated but not necessary, and anyone with an interest in the performing arts is welcome.
Over the summer in 2024, DPAC will be undergoing renovations which will affect the entire building, meaning that DPAC must take the year off from hosting this beloved summer intensive. DPAC staff and the entire Next Stop Broadway team are sad to pause Next Stop Broadway this year, but we appreciate that these important building renovations are crucial to keeping our venue safe, comfortable and top-notch. We look forward to this programs return in the summer of 2025.
Meet the Director, Tony Parise
Meet the Director, Tony Parise
Tony Parise began his professional theatrical career as a performer at the age of 10 in a production of OLIVER! with Sid Ceaser. He appeared in the first national tour of A CHORUS LINE, and was on Broadway in 42ND STREET, ME AND MY GIRL, and CITY OF ANGELS.
On the other side of the footlights, Mr. Parise has directed and/or choreographed HELLO, DOLLY starring Madeline Kahn, WHERE'S CHARLEY? starring Jo Sullivan and Emily Loesser, MAME, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, THE MUSIC MAN, CRAZY FOR YOU, DAMES AT SEA, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, FUNNY GIRL, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, OLIVER, CINDERELLA, SOUTH PACIFIC, and national companies of ANYTHING GOES, GREASE!, 42ND STREET and ME AND MY GIRL.
Off-Broadway credits include choreography for PIRATES OF PENZANCE, (Lucille Lortel Nomination), co-choreography for PAGEANT, movement for RAFT OF THE MEDUSA, and co-direction and staging for BALANCING ACT, by "Mr. Nunsense", Dan Goggin. Other New York credits include MACY'S 100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION in Herald Sq., MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, and choreography for Bernadette Peters' Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall debuts.
Internationally, Mr. Parise has mounted companies of 42ND STREET in London, Australia, New Zealand, and Korea, ME AND MY GIRL in Mexico City, ANYTHING GOES at the Theater Des Westens in Berlin, and has choreographed for Italian TV in Milan.
Teaching credits include master classes throughout this country and abroad with such organizations as: AMDA, Boston Ballet, New Zealand School of Dance, and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. Tony created TAP! and TAP 2! for Fleet Boston's Family Music Series.
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